First case of vape-related lung injury in PH recorded in Visayas — DOH

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) reported on Friday the country’s first case of vape-associated lung injury (EVALI) from a 16-year-old girl in the Visayas.
 
In a statement, a private pulmonologist confirmed to the Health department that the patient, who was admitted to the hospital on Oct. 21, initially presented with “sudden-onset severe shortness of breath, required oxygen supplementation and Intensive Care Unit admission.”
 
After further investigation, the physician said the girl was diagnosed with EVALI as per the guidelines of US Centers for Disease Control.
 
The DOH said the patient has been using e-cigarettes for six months whil…

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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